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post #21 of 64
feeling very crampy this morning, but oddly enough yesterday and today the contractions have been waaaaay less than the week or so preceding...here's hoping it's the "calm before the storm" and that baby comes as soon as i hit 37 weeks.

jillian, thanks for the commiseration! it is nice to know that even though my feelings make little sense some one else understands. i so hope it's the realy thing for you soon!!!
post #22 of 64
Hi ladies. I guess I'm going to join this thread now. 1st, a little info: I'll be 36wks on Mon. This is baby #2. DD was born at exactly 37wks. My water broke at 3 am with her, no ctx just low backache until I went to the hospital. I never had any other symptoms. All babies in my family seem to be born early (me and 2 sibs were a mo. early, mom is 1 of 4 all early) so I don't really expect to carry baby past 38wks. I lost part of my mucus plug about a wk and a half ago and had lots of discharge/mucus lately. Last night I had pink streaked mucus followed by a crampy feeling for awhile with low backache. I thought it might be labor but nothing yet. I haven't had any ctx other than braxton hicks the last couple of wks but I didn't have any w/ dd either. Maybe it'll happen soon though.
post #23 of 64
Huh. I wish I could join this thread. I keep hoping that I'll have prodromal labor...but....nothing.

The best I can muster up is some loose stools and producing lots of "stuff" down there. I don't *think* it is my mucous plug. Plus, the baby isn't even engaged yet...and I would think that would need to happen first, right?
I thought about checking my cervix myself (since I passed my GBS test) but, I haven't gotten up the courage to feel a tight hard cervix yet.

I can't feel my braxton-hicks, I mean, unless I walked around squeezing my belly all day, so I don't know what is going on in there.

I see so many people that seem like they are going to go into labor early...I suppose I'll be the holdout to even everyone out.
post #24 of 64
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Originally Posted by Cersha View Post
I see so many people that seem like they are going to go into labor early...I suppose I'll be the holdout to even everyone out.
I'm thinking I'll be the DDC fakeout that will stay pregnant for another month.

I lost a few pieces of mucous plug today, had the spotting, but no contractions.
post #25 of 64
I just posted a similar thread! So glad it's not just me! I guess I had never heard of prodromal before. I just assumed I'd start having noticeably different contractions and 12-17 hours later, there is baby! NOT! I've had terrible contractions radiating from uterus to lower back since Friday night. No progress whatsoever. I too, like Jilian am trying to use them as practice, but they are literally keeping me awake at night. I haven't really slept since Thursday night...so tired...not due for weeks...when will it end?!
post #26 of 64
Neve. I replied to your other post. I was never so tired as when DD1 was born. I hope your ctx start to ease up or become more productive soon.

As for me, I had my first "is this it?" night last night. I had really strong/painful contractions for about 2 hours in the middle of the night. They never really got organized though, I'd have a couple 3 minutes apart and then the next one 8 minutes apart. It was pretty exciting, but totally fizzled out and here I am still pg. Probably just as well as I'm still not cleared for a homebirth. I thought it was 36 weeks, but apparently in our state it's supposed to be 37. Sigh.

Oh, and I've had a change of heart and can finally look at all this practice as productive and hopefully shortening my actual labor when the time comes instead of as a waste of time. I'm planning on resisting any cervical checks because I know I'll be crushed if my cervix hasn't changed at all. I'll just live in my happy world where these must be doing "something", right?

Thinking of each of you! Can't wait to hear those birth stories.
post #27 of 64

Joining in here

I've been having contrax on and off for 3 weeks. Can someone please tell me what is with the Nausea? I feel sooo ucky. I had my massuse work on my reflex points this am. Nothing going on though.
post #28 of 64
Thread Starter 
I wonder if the nausea is from all the contracting? I get it too. Maybe our stomachs are getting shaken up with all the uterine action?

Last night brought some more contractions for me, I had a really hard time staying asleep. Today they are more spaced out. Baby is all over the place, LOA then ROP, then god knows where. I wonder what he's up to in there? I hope he's trying to fit into my pelvis and find the exit!
post #29 of 64
Oh Jilian I hope that's what these guys are up to, too. I find myself saying what are doing in there a couple times a day.
post #30 of 64
I still haven't gone into labor yet but I've been having menstrual-like cramps off and on since yesterday. What is that? I never did any of this with DD. Anyone else have these cramps or know what's going on?
post #31 of 64
Thread Starter 
I have menstrul cramps on and off. They're normal. I haven't had any bouts of regular contractions in about a week now. It's kind of strange because they were coming almost every night for a while. I guess the baby changed his mind. Last night I was getting these shock type feelings in my cervix. They made me stop what I was doing and squat down and hold myself Scared the hell out of DH. He came running over and said "OMG, is the baby coming out?"
post #32 of 64
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Last night I was getting these shock type feelings in my cervix. They made me stop what I was doing and squat down and hold myself Scared the hell out of DH. He came running over and said "OMG, is the baby coming out?"
: I'm a little worried about working in the bookstore tomorrow, especially as I'm feeling so grumpy today that I might tell the truth instead of a polite lie if I exclaim and someone asks a question about what I felt.

I'm not sure I'm allowed to say, "I just got stabbed in the cervix" while working...

--willo
post #33 of 64
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Originally Posted by willoLevin View Post
: I'm a little worried about working in the bookstore tomorrow, especially as I'm feeling so grumpy today that I might tell the truth instead of a polite lie if I exclaim and someone asks a question about what I felt.

I'm not sure I'm allowed to say, "I just got stabbed in the cervix" while working...

--willo
I guess that is one way to get people to stop asking how you're feeling. I'm not sure why people ask how a VERY pregnant person is feeling. do they think we'll say "Oh, I'm wonderful, I'd like to stay this pregnant forever" ? Maybe we need to start answering truthfully. How about:

Person: How are you feeling?
Me: Well, I haven't been able to poop in days, I almost pissed myself this morning when the baby slammed his head off my cervix, I have a hemmrhoid and I'm scared to death of what will happen to it during labor, and I walk like a dinosaur. How do you THINK I'm feeling? :
post #34 of 64
Feeling frustrated!!! It's 5AM and I've been up for an hour and a half with more contractions. If these felt any different than the ones I've been having for months I'd be excited, but no indication that this is anything but the same ol', same ol'. I'm so ready for the contractions to leave me a lone for a while (or at least happen during the day instead of the night so I can get some sleep) or for them to finally do something about getting this baby out. : Sorry for whining. I'm just feeling very tired and wishing I was sleeping.
post #35 of 64
How's everyone doing? I guess I'm one of those people with more than a month of prodromal. I'm 37 weeks, it's been 2 weeks of this menstrual cramps/nausea beautiful thing.
post #36 of 64
Thread Starter 
MomtoKay: I hate when the contractions keep me from sleeping too! I hope they either stop or turn into real labor for you.

I woke up with the most intense contraction yet this morning at 5:45 am. Just one contraction. It lasted for about 2 mins and was like a transition contraction. I kept thinking that if it continued I could be giving birth within hours. It scared me a little. Then nothing else happened and I went back to sleep.

I hope this blue moon on Friday gives us all that push we need.
post #37 of 64
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I hope this blue moon on Friday gives us all that push we need.
I would love to give birth before Friday, but if not, both of my other two came with a full moon so hopefully this one would too!! Thanks for the sympathy. It's getting so old not sleeping at night, especially when I know that it's probably going to get worse after baby comes before it gets better.
post #38 of 64
I'm having these same problems. I thought saturday was the day. With each contraction I was leaking water. After 4 hours of that it stopped again. There was a couple of nights I went to bed with them only 6 minutes apart expecting to be woken up in a few hours with the real pain. Only to wake up in the morning with a very sore body but no contractions.

We changed our minds of doing a homebirth to a hospital birth and the hospital is 1.5 hours away. I might not make it in time if things keep up like this. I'll just think the real labor is just another fake.
post #39 of 64
add me to the list! i wasin labor for five hours,contractions were every 3-6 minutes, strong, lasted a minute each and towards the end went into my back, and wrapped around the front of my stomach and uterus. then i took a nap and everything stopped.

pfffft.

id really like for things to start back up and not stop!
post #40 of 64
i'm here to join you ladies. i'm not sure if i call what's happening to me prodromal labor but things are definitely getting ready. i haven't had steady contractions but all day and all night, no matter what i'm doing i'm getting them. sometimes they're just the tummy tighten BH and sometimes i get a whopper with the full on back ache and the need to sway my hips. like someone above mentioned, i'm using them as a great exercise in relaxation. i let my body give into them and breathe and relax as much as possible. hopefully they'll hold off for another week or two until i hit the magic 37 weeks mark for my HB.
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